TRAPPED IN A PIT OF MONSTERS . . . When young Kendra Kandlestar is granted a wand by the ancient tree of Een, she yearns to become a great sorceress. But magic doesn’t come easily to Kendra, and she soon turns to the shard from Greeve—and its dark power—to help her rescue her brother from the Rumble Pit, a deadly gladiator arena where all manner of mythical creatures are forced to fight in a fierce contest for survival. Yet, as Kendra is seduced by the power of the insidious shard, she discovers that the greatest battle just might be the one brewing inside her own heart. Is this a war she can win? There’s only one way to find out: Behold the Shard from Greeve, and enter a world of magic, monsters, and mystery!
Lee Edward Födi (or Mr. Wiz, as he is so often called) likes to think of himself as a daydreaming specialist. When he is not daydreaming himself, he teaches daydreaming—mostly to kids who, it seems to him, are already pretty good at daydreaming, though they just haven’t learned how to put it to good use yet. Födi loves mythology and visiting exotic places where he can explore tombs, mazes, castles, and crypts—not to mention tiny places tucked between here and there.